chris brokaw


2018 shows

Jan 7, 2018 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Cambridge, MA, at ZUZU; electric guitar brunch, 12-2pm, free


New cd "The Hand That Wrote This Letter" out November 2017 on Capitan.

Jan 11, 2018 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Cornuda (Treviso), Italy, at Tipoteca Italiana

Jan 12 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Milano, Italy, at Volume Vinyl and Music Shop

Jan 13 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Bologna, Italy, at Efesto

Jan 14 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Firenze, Italy, house show

Jan 15 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Ravenna, Italy, at Fargo

Jan 17 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Brussels, Belgium, venue TBA

Jan 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Lille, France, at Le Caf&Diskaire

Jan 19 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Metz, France, at Cafe Du Lancieue

Jan 20 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Paris, France, at Les Instants Chavires

Jan 21 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Rennes, France, at Alaska Brocante et snack; details here

Jan 23 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Brest, France, (afternoon), at Bad Seeds Record Store

Jan 23 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Brest, France, (evening) at Le Mouton A Cinq Pattes

Jan 24 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Rouen, France, at Le 3 Pieces

Jan 25 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Nantes, France, at Cafe de la Rabine

Jan 26 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Lyon, France, at Le Bal des Fringants

Jan 27 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Pau, France, at La Ferronniere

Jan 28 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Elgoibar, Spain, at Casa de Kultura

Jan 31 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Oviedo, Spain, at La Lata de Zinc

Feb 2 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Lugo, Spain, at Clavicembalo

Feb 3 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Vigo, Spain, at Radar

Feb 8 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Madrid, Spain, at La Faena II

Feb 9 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Bera, Spain, at Kultur

Additional shows and venues to be announced, stay tuned!

Feb 12, 2018 -- Lori Goldston / Chris Brokaw Duo
Cambridge, MA, at Lilypad, 7pm


Chris will be playing guitar with The Lemonheads on their 2018 Australian tour. Besides the shows listed here, the band will play at 6 mini-festivals with several other bands; all details TBA.

March 1, 2018 -- The Lemonheads
Sydney, Australia, at Taronga Zoo

March 2 -- The Lemonheads
Wollongong, Australia, at Rad Bar

March 7 -- The Lemonheads
Melbourne, Australia, at Corner Hotel

March 8 -- The Lemonheads
Adelaide, Australia, at The Gov

Additional shows and venues TBA.

[last updated January 8, 2018]


Chris' February 2017 European tour started with nine shows in Italy.
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chris brokaw solo
CHRIS began playing solo in late 1999. initially, the shows were for solo electric guitar and tambourine, but he eventually added vocals, and finally switched to acoustic guitar in 2002. chris also performed in 2005 and 2006 with the CHRIS BROKAW ROCK BAND featuring jeff goddard (ex-karate) on bass and kevin coultas (ex-rodan) on drums, and in 2011 with elisha wiesner (kahoots) on bass and sal esposito (kahoots) on drums. chris' solo records include "red cities" (2002), "wandering as water" (2003), "my confidante + 3" (2004), "i was born, but. . ." original film score (2004), "incredible love" (2005), the "forestry" EP (2007), "canaris" (2008), "gracias, ghost of the future" (2009), "vdsq solo acoustic volume three, "stories" (2011), "Gambler's Ecstasy" (2012), "'Now, Forager' Soundtrack" (2014), "The Periscope Twins" (2015), and "The Hand That Wrote This Letter (2017).

chris brokaw and geoff farina
chris and GEOFF FARINA (ex-karate) have been performing together since late 2006. their "THE ANGEL'S MESSAGE TO ME" is an album comprised almost entirely of pre-WWII blues songs. it was released on damnably records in the uk + europe march 18 2010 and in the US on chris's label CAPITAN RECORDS on april 27 2010. their cd "THE BOARDER'S DOOR" was released in the autumn of 2010. their newest LP, "ALL OUT & DOWN" was released in April 2016 (special tour edition) on Landland.

empty house cooperative
THE EMPTY HOUSE COOPERATIVE is a free-floating collective of musicians, spearheaded and masterminded by multi-instrumentalist DAVID MICHAEL CURRY (willard grant conspiracy, thalia zedek, will oldham, boxhead ensemble) and specializing in improvised music. the ehc has existed for over 12 years. recordings include the full-length cd "improvisational music" (2001) on hinah records in france, featuring a trio of curry, brokaw and cellist jonah sacks, and "painted plane" (2004). LANCHASHIRE + SOMERSET Records, of bishops castle, UK, will release ehc's vinyl debut in 2011. brokaw, curry and sacks performed with the american repertory theatre in march 2003, in the production of "highway ulysses."

MVF 2016
The Martha's Vineyard Ferries, Nov 28 2016

Rome Poster 2017
Rome, Italy, February 8, 2017

Mobius at Distillery 2017
Mobius Summer Series, August 12, 2017 (see this poster full size)

Vineyard Best Fest 2017
Martha's Vineyard Best Fest, September 9, 2017

Chris and Thalia Oct 2017
Thalia Zedek and Chris Brokaw, October 24, 2017

Chris' CD covering Bowie and Prince songs
was released November 28 2017 on Capitan Records

Chris' 2018 European tour comes to France in January
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